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Certified Nursing Assistant Faculty and Coordination Support

Pikes Peak State College
Job Location:
Colorado Springs

Regular Faculty work under the direction of their respective Associate Dean/Division Dean and are responsible for meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College and the Department Chair's approved course outline. Regular Faculty are also responsible for using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.

Regular Faculty are required to serve a provisional period from the date of employment until the completion of employment under three consecutive full year regular contracts. 

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Faculty is to work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator for the development, coordination, organization, planning, and instruction of the CNA Certificate Program, which includes theory, lab, clinical, instructional-related duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies, and procedures of the college, the nursing program, and the Colorado State Board of Nursing (CSBON).

May be required to travel between multiple campuses and community locations to support department and student needs. 

The required teaching schedule is August to May. The required pay schedule is September to August. 

Reports To: Director of Nursing Education Practices

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Associate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Current Colorado RN license in good standing without restrictions.
  • Two years of clinical nursing experience in caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age, of which at least one year must be in the provision of services in a long-term care facility.
  • Successfully completed a course in teaching adults or documented experience teaching adults.
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a Colorado Career & Technical Education Teaching Credential Colorado State Credentialing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with underrepresented populations in successful efforts to close the achievement gap.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Community college or hospital teaching experience.
  • Experience in program assessment.
  • Experience with program accreditation.

Salary is firm $64,000.00 annual gross. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on November 28, 2023. This position will remain posted until filled.

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.  All work must be performed in the State of Colorado.

Application Instructions: Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak State College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Coordination Support - Ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the program to include:

  • State Board of Nursing Documentation for timeline and provision of documentation with compliance maintenance and continuing assessment of program.
  •  Maintain and evaluate admission policies, website, advisory board, and student recruitment process according to rules governed by and SBON.
  • Collaboration with Clinical Coordinator with site development, contract, and signed commitments.
  • Collaborate with Curriculum and Instructional Practices Committee (CIP) for course approval process and updates.
  • Cross-department coordination with other nursing chairs, program coordinators, clinical coordinators, administrative support, and the Associate Dean of Nursing with course scheduling, securing and supervising instructors, and clinical scheduling.

Teaching - Initial and ongoing planning and delivery of appropriate classroom, laboratory, and clinical curriculum.

  • Maintains curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, and nursing courses; assists with the preparation of course proposals, curriculum updates and the construction of degree/certificate programs.
  • Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintains a successful CNA certificate program; integrates knowledge of industry and serves on college committees as assigned needs and professional training to continuously improve program quality.
  • Manages and teaches assigned nursing courses and maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains weekly office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains, and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner.

General Duties

  • Develop and disseminate all course material to include curriculum, syllabi, handbooks, and training materials, ensuring continuity of instruction.
  • Provide the safekeeping and system of permanent records and reports essential to the operation of the program for a minimum of three years, which shall include but not be limited to the following:
    • A skills checklist that demonstrates the satisfactory performance of all required skills for each student
    • Student records such as attendance, test scores, and clinical compliance documents
    • Submission of documentation to SBON within 30 days of student completion of final course
    • Instructor approval report to SBON
  • Serve as primary point of contact and resource for the department.
  • Works in conjunction with High School Programs and the NUA High School Program Coordinator to maintain a dynamic relationship between Pikes Peak State College and local school districts.
  • Participate in division meetings, department meetings, program advisory committee meetings, and college-wide events.
  • Maintain technical knowledge in the field through active participation in professional development organizations and events.
  • The Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the program including organization, administration, accreditation, 5 Year Program Review, Systematic plan, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program.
  • Student advising and support and maintenance of CNA information sessions.
  • Clinical site visits, hiring, supervision, and evaluation of instructors.

Faculty/Student Interaction

  • Demonstrates a commitment to teaching.
  • Uses appropriate and various teaching strategies.
  • Uses flexible approaches in teaching for learning.
  • Acknowledges differences in learning styles and motivation.
  • Encourages students to achieve goals.
  • Relates coursework to real life experiences.
  • Maintains a positive and empathetic attitude towards students.  

Classroom Performance

  • Organizes subject matter, course materials, and objectives.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Maintains knowledge of and enthusiasm for both the subject matter and teaching.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude toward students.  

Materials and Preparation/Relevancy 

  • Maintains current and relevant syllabus, following State guidelines when indicated.
  • Reviews and updates course materials.
  • Uses evaluation methods related to and appropriate for course content.
  • Informs students in writing, of the objectives of the course content.
  • Uses supplemental resources in addition to textbook or other course materials.
  • Participate in all aspects of department and/or college level assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and career/technical courses and programs as required.

Record keeping and Instructional Management

  • Keep scheduled office hours, including providing regular student office hours.
  • Meets classes as scheduled for prescribed time. 
  • Submits required reports and documents.
  • Attends required Divisional meetings.  


  • Seeks to maintain a high quality of instruction by remaining current on discipline specific and pedagogical issues.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Uses communication techniques that foster collegiality when problem solving.
  • Works to resolve conflicts in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Contributes to the promotion of an excellent educational climate within the college as a whole, as well as within the division and department.

Promoting Division/College Quality of Instruction 

  • Assist, as requested, with the development of the term class schedule and the college catalog.
  • Assist with curriculum review, revision, development and implementation within the department.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of course outlines and course syllabi.
  • Assist in textbook selection and adoption.
  • Assist with student advising and student registration.
  • Maintain a program advisory committee, as appropriate.
  • Participate in professional development activities as requested by the dean.
  • Assist with program reviews as required by appropriate agencies, e.g., NCA.

Professional Contributions 

  • Serve on college discipline, department, and community committees and task forces on behalf of the college.
  • Assist with Divisional activities as requested by the dean.
  • Assist with student recruitment as appropriate.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of alternative modes of instructional delivery, e.g., Internet or ITV, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the dean, the Vice President for Instructional Services and/or the College President. 

General Duties

  • Cultural competence and commitment to helping to close the student equity gap at our institution. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based, inclusive teaching strategies and curriculum development for the classroom environment.
  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate teaching activities and curriculum.
  • Demonstrates ability to employ qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in the classroom.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate written student records as required by policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrates ability to inform students of all course requirements.
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate students and offer feedback on a continuing basis.
  • Demonstrates ability to relate to student concerns and maintain open communication.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State College's best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. 

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak State College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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